Charles Mingus



Charles Mingus

Rating
Active
1943 to 1979
Born
April 22, 1922 in Nogales
Died
January 5, 1979
Location
Los Angeles, California, United States
Biography
Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 - January 5, 1979) was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences.

Albums, Releases & Mixtapes


Portrait: Charles Mingus

Portrait: Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus April 15, 2014

10 Tracks

Shuffle Bass Boogie

Shuffle Bass Boogie

Charles Mingus October 20, 2013

17 Tracks

Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels

Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels

Charles Mingus September 20, 2010

5 Tracks

Jazzical Moods

Jazzical Moods

Charles Mingus July 27, 2010

7 Tracks

Jazz Composers Workshop

Jazz Composers Workshop

Charles Mingus January 27, 2010

7 Tracks

Timeless Charles Mingus

Timeless Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus September 22, 2009

7 Tracks

Mingus Ah Um

Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus May 26, 2009

9 Tracks

Mingus Three

Mingus Three

Charles Mingus April 14, 2009

7 Tracks

Cornell 1964

Cornell 1964

Charles Mingus July 17, 2007

10 Tracks

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